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New PNP spokesperson to battle fake news, lies

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The new spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) showed determination to fight fake news and to make sure that Filipinos are not being deceived by wrong information.

“We shall be quick yet cautious as we help the public distinguish truth from propaganda, facts from fake news, objectivity and impartiality from sensationalism and demagoguery,” said Chief Supt. John Bulalacao on January 31.

Bulalacao, the former chief of the directorial staff of the National Capital Region Police Office, stressed the PNP Public Information Office will be the “guiding light for responsible journalism.”

“We are aware of the heavy responsibility on our shoulders. We will make sure that the citizenry is not lied to or sent astray by those who wish to sow confusion,” he said.

“Information that is properly managed is reflective of a leadership that is not only responsible, mature and accountable but also one that conveys integrity, sincerity and clarity of vision and purpose,” Bulalacao added.

PNP Director Ronald Dela Rosa is confident the agency’s new spokesperson could deliver his duty well as the voice of the police and be “more sensitive” to the members of the press.

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